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Simeon (Greek: Συμεών) at the Temple is the "just and devout" man of Jerusalem who, according to Luke 2:25–35, met Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as they entered the Temple to fulfill the requirements of the Law of Moses on the 40th day from Jesus' birth, i. e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simeon has received more than 238,724 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Simeon is the 558th most popular religious figure (up from 561st in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Israel (down from 80th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Simeon is most famous for being the prophet who took Jesus in his arms and proclaimed that he would be a light to the Gentiles and a glory to his people Israel.

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Among religious figures, Simeon ranks 558 out of 2,272Before him are Ibn Majah, Pope Felix IV, Gamaliel, Ibn Hazm, Joseph of Cupertino, and Pope Benedict V. After him are Antipope Alexander V, Angelus Silesius, Pope Stephen V, Pope Theodore II, Clotilde, and Muhammad al-Jawad.

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Among people born in Israel, Simeon ranks 83 out of 389Before him are Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Ada Yonath (1939), Jehoash of Judah (-843), Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1130), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), and Ahaziah of Judah (-900). After him are Cyril of Jerusalem (313), William of Tyre (1130), James, brother of Jesus (-20), Pope Theodore I (600), Unas (-2400), and Epiphanius of Salamis (315).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Simeon ranks 42Before him are Rabbi Akiva (50), Ahmed Yassin (1937), Micah (-737), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Annas (-22), and Pontius Pilate's wife (6). After him are James, brother of Jesus (-20), Pope Theodore I (600), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Nicodemus (-50), Isaac Luria (1534), and Nehemiah (-490).